Posts Tagged ‘Administration’

July 23rd, 2012 - 10:32 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, UW

Penn State Gets Off Lightly, How come the UW gets off totally?

Here are the punishments Emmert and the NCAA announced today for Penn State. I have three comments: 1. Why only one year worth of financial penalties and who gets the $60 million?  Why didn’t the NCAA require that these moneys go to the victims?  Is the NCAA (rightly) afraid it will be sue3d[...]

July 11th, 2012 - 8:43 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Leroy Searle: The conviction that universities should do so is as time-honored and legitimate as the conviction that we should teach students to think, to read, and to write. But the way we are doing it now surely is not sustainable.

  This is a very thoughtful post by Leroy Searle.  Dr. Searle was responding to a long stream of UW emails about a 5% pay raise the faculty union at Western Washington had negotiated with their administration.  Most of thread was woven out of the usual angst about why UW faculty does d not ha[...]

June 21st, 2012 - 4:08 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Chaos at Jefferson’s University

Few Americans understand the significance of the University of Virginia to world history.  U Va was Thomas Jefferson’s proudest creation, the world’s first PUBLIC university.  Moreover, in the tradition of Jefferson, U Va was created as place where ordinary citizens could participate i[...]

March 23rd, 2012 - 1:28 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

When is Equality?

Rachel Kaufman is upset that only 27% of women choose to go into the sciences. The United States ranks 31st on the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index and is tied for 21st on Social Watch’s Gender Equity Index. Still, the test scores of U.S. high school girls have reached parity with those o[...]

February 7th, 2012 - 6:37 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, UW

Goldy Disses UW President For Not Supporting Tax Reform, Republican Pushes FOR Tax reform,

While over at the SLOG, David Goldstein criticizes UW President Young for not arguing for tax reform at the TownHall Forum. how many liberals are aware that a Republican, WA Senator Michael Baumgartner, has proposed a constitutional amendment to force the State to support higher ed? For what it is w[...]

February 1st, 2012 - 12:46 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

URGENT: Presidents’ Mtg tonight at Town Hall

WA State Presidents Promote  Higher Education Funding in Washington Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00pm Great Hall; enter on 8th Avenue. $5. I spoke with a reporter who will be attending this tonight.  He asked me a lot of questions … more about areas of controversy than about the[...]

October 8th, 2011 - 6:37 am § in Schools & Colleges

Corporate Inflation on Campus

To the student or legislator paying tuition, or the taxpayer funding NIH,  it does not matter whether administrators are using their money to pay themselves or increase their staffs,;the difference  is a distinction with no meaning.  The focus of the public discussiion is always the same … [...]

June 23rd, 2011 - 8:48 am § in Schools & Colleges

The Library of the Future?

From Babble Fish By Barbara Fister June 13, 2011 9:45 pm EDT You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a route that passes through the middle ground between light and shadow. Your next stop – the copyright Twilight Zone! Imagine it�[...]

April 5th, 2011 - 11:00 am § in Misc., Politics, Schools & Colleges

UPDATE: Why WGU pay puts WGU’s Mendenhall near the top of presidents of elite private universitiies

I found an article in the Deseret News from 2008/  The article notes that President Mendenhall’s salary far exceeds those of other college presidents in Utah. UPDATE, originally posted on Mar 30, 2011 William A. Sederburg, Utah’s commissioner of higher education, told the Deseret News t[...]

March 17th, 2011 - 10:43 am § in Schools & Colleges

An Open Letter to University Presidents

from UNILEAKS Dear President, Welcome to UniLeaks. We are a new online project dedicated to publishing information on public interest matters relating to the higher education industry. In essence, a version of Wikileaks aimed at Universities. While initiated in Australia, UniLeaks, like the industry[...]